I usually ride with a small backpack since I am out for 4-6 hours at least and I want to stay hydrated (water bladder in pack). There is plenty of room for a small Micro 4/3 camera with a compact lens. On occasions I take several lenses with me, when with friends planning a photoshoot...
Here is an odd one: I use a VF-4 on top of the E-M1 :doh:
No, seriously I do!
When I need to photograph NOT at eye level (trying to get a different POV and a more interesting angle) nothing beats the ability to swivel the EVF up so I can look down into it
Suddenly those hard to get angles where...
As shown in this image, I find this lens "not suitable" for distant subjects (the heavy vignette and the blurred edges) yet you use that "fault" to your advantage here. Wonderful image where the bokeh indeed adds interest. I don't think a modern lens would create a more suitable photograph of...
Yesterday was my last chance to find a "road less traveled" before I head to Europe; maybe my last opportunity for an image suitable for this challenge.
Sunday afternoon ride (07JUL) with sun low on the horizon (it's winter here Downunder) and of course taken with Micro 4/3.
heading home by...
I am headed to Europe (Austria) on Saturday and my fear is indeed what your picture shows: crowds beyond belief :(
I am afraid that the concept of "road less travelled" is rather elusive there, but technically your first image fits my view: it is indeed relatively less travelled than the bridge one
I might as well sell my native lenses: I almost never use them. Again all the pix for June are created with adapted/refitted lenses.
F.Zuiko 32mm f1.7forest still life by gnarlydog, on Flickr
Kodak Cine 120mm f2.7fuzzy dream by gnarlydog, on Flickr
F.Zuiko 32mm f1.7reflected ghosts by...
July is a month for travel: the Northern hemisphere is in "vacation mode" for the summer. And while most people with mobile phones are interested in hitting the "Instagram famous" location I would like to see off-the-beaten path images, away from crowds.
The theme I propose is "The Road Less...
What editing software do you use? Does it allow you to layer your work and mask certain areas?
If your editing is however done with simple adjustments that effect the whole image at once then my style will certainly not be applicable to you.
I am NOT a fan of "blending modes" used with liberal abandon since it's just a set of pre-set filters that give me very little understanding in what is happening. I like to be able to change things in my image in subtle ways.
As for "layers style editing" there is a ton of instructional videos...
Leaves: fascinating structures that offer great textures begging to be photographed. Or that is how I feel about them.
But not all leaves seems suitable; I prefer large ones that allow more DOF and composition control.
So I found some interesting ones and shot this (converted from RAW, no...
Most of the comments have covered the subject and yet I am compelled to add my own.
I am not a big fan of global tinting/PP.
While I do like the process of the first image (clouds only) I dislike that treatment over the land/water, even if I like the composition better.
Not sure what editor...
I agree, but there is more.
I notice way too often the average photographer with decent digital mirrorless cameras baffled by what "exposure" should look like and yet we are blessed with viewfinders that give us incredible feedback: they show us the image as it will look like once it's taken...
Now I am unsure if this image falls under "landscapes" definition? After reading @Bidkev SHOW - Black & White Landscapes / Seascapes']explanation[/URL] I am lead to believe it could
What is the general consensus here, do you think it is a landscape image or is the man-made object too intrusive...
there is something that doesn't check out for me in this image: the distant waves/shore that are out of focus.
Somehow to my eyes that scene is not possible since the depth of field is too deep and that portion of the landscape should well be in focus.
Is this a composite image?
Oh, I see.
However to me the ratio of man-made intrusion in a scene has to be kept low or somehow the image is not appealing, even if technically well executed.
Maybe it's my personal quest for more natural places (away from urbanization) that skews my perception.
I do understand that for most...
Strictly speaking some regards landscape photography to contain no man-made objects, but the rules are bit more relaxed here :)
Therefore maybe this one fits in as well?
F.Zuiko 32mm f1.7
reflected ghosts by gnarlydog, on Flickr
It used to be a State Forest now they made it into a National Park but they still allow access on the tracks by registered motorized vehicles.
Taken with refitted F.Zuiko 32mm f1.7
deep in the forest by gnarlydog, on Flickr
Was not expecting the track to become this bumpy: my buddy on a XSR900 doing some forest exploring
South East Queensland, Australia
Taken with refitted F.Zuiko 32mm f1.7
Van scrambling by gnarlydog, on Flickr
Obviously you have the twisties, but I console myself, we have the weather :). The few "hills" around here are way too busy with Rossi wannabees and "photographer" that will send you a picture in the mail, like it or not, at a very steep price :crying:
On my next trip to Austria (next month) I...
Rented one in Austria and gave it all I have: couldn't wipe that smile off my face for days :cloud-9-039:
And yet, it's a bike I would not own here in Australia: we just don't have enough corners to enjoy the tight/steep geometry
Ah, and then there is that little problem of the covert speed...
in an ideal world anybody looking at this thread could vote for any entry, early-bird or not. As entries pile up during the month more visitors come to see them, even if they have voted on some already (can't vote twice, or more on same image). However I notice that even if an image could be...
Not sure what is your definition of "character" but to me it means a lens that draws light in an unusual way.
Most modern lenses are hyper-corrected and have pretty much eliminated what photographers often call character.
To get character I reach for vintage lenses with fewer glass elements...
For a fast-paced event one would usually use a fast shutter speed. I however wanted to isolate the subject from the background and preferred to use a slower shutter speed and pan to create motion-blur in the background
With a Micro 4/3 camera on 25MAY19
Dust Huste 8_10 by gnarlydog, on Flickr
Tony is an amateur! If you want real click-bait trite very few can beat The Angry Photographer, which seems to be dead too :rolleyes:
But the world is indeed made of gullible and impressionable people that love watching/listen to garbage/controversy.
If reality TV doesn't give us clues of what...
I forgot to reset my camera from the lowest image quality/size back to RAW and shot in Jpeg. I have not used Jpegs for years and yet I managed to edit this one into something usable from an otherwise average looking image.
Created with adapted Canon TV-16 50mm f1.54 (C-mount). X-post in...